George Bush and Tony Blair Found Guilty of War Crimes at International Tribunal (Video)
Former President George W. Bush and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were found guilty of war crimes at a Malaysian Tribunal today.
The former US officials were found guilty of war crimes and torture.
Press TV reported:
A symbolic War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia has found former US President George W. Bush and several other members of his administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity , Press TV reports.
The second “Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal”, part of an initiative by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, in a unanimous vote on Saturday found Bush and seven of his associates, including former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld guilty of torture and war crimes.
The court also heard evidence from former detainees in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, of torture methods used by US soldiers during their captivity in prisons run by American forces.
A former inmate, Abbas Abid appeared in a scarf fearing reprisals. He enacted how US troops subjected him to electric shocks, beatings and sexual abuse over a number of months.
High ranking former UN officials present in the courtroom expressed frustration over the evidence. “The UN is a weak body … and it’s corrupted by member states, who use the Security Council for their own interests. They don’t respect the charter. They don’t respect the international law. They don’t respect the Geneva Conventions,” former UN Assistant Secretary General, Denis Halliday told Press TV.
Meanwhile, an Obama Administration official this week called its drone policy ethical and wise.
George Bush interrogated prisoners. Obama blows them up.
Bush is convicted of war crimes. Obama gets a peace prize.